Monday, October 02, 2006

LA Green Drinks - 1 year anniversary! Culver City, October 5th

LA Green Drinkers,

Come celebrate the 1 year anniversary of Green Drinks in Los Angeles!
Over the past year we have become one of the largest Green Drinks chapters with still plenty of room to grow. Thanks to all of the LA Green Drinks volunteers who have helped make it such a success!

We expect to continue to improve our events next year while making our get togethers even more fun and informative.

For those of you who missed last months Green Business Training at the UCLA Faculty Center, it was a terrific session.

The instructor, Burton Hamner, has extensive knowledge and experience in both business and improving environmental performance. He will be offering the course again but if you can't wait there is an incredible CD he has put together that contains over 500 PDF documents covering all topics related to Green Business.
It is available from his company website for $45, I highly recomend it.
Cleaner Production Green Business CD Resources

USC is also offering the first of its series of four sessions on Green Business this month, for all the details check the Announcements section below-

LA Green Drinks - Culver City
Thursday, October 5th, 2006
Duke's Hideaway at the Culver Hotel
9400 Culver Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232

If anyone wants to bring literature to promote their green issue
please do so-
we will have an area for brochures, business cards, etc.
We will also take back any extra literature back and bring them to the next Green Drinks.
The main thing is just to relax and have a good time.

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LA Green Drinks - Culver City is 1st Thursday of every month.
LA Green Drinks - Silver Lake is 3rd Thursday of every month.

Next LA Green Drinks is in Silver Lake Thursday, October 19th.


Green Business Networking
Tuesday, October 10th from 6:00-9:00PM
The courtyard and garden at Meditrina Café in Venice (same location as last time).
This gathering serves our city's dynamic and growing green business community
by providing a time and place for connecting, sharing, deal-making and networking for business owners and professionals who are "environmentally oriented" in their businesses.
1029 Abbott Kinney, Venice CA, 90291
(Meditrina is located between Westminster and Broadway)
Organic snacks, wine and drinks, and groovy tunes…
The $10 cover charge is to continue improving this event.

Panel Discussion
Sustainable Communities through Sustainable Living:
Living Sustainability and Your Eco-footprint
Saturday, October 7, 2:00-3:30 pm. Free To Attend.
Santa Monica Public Library Main Library Multipurpose Room
601 Santa Monica Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401
contact Nancy Bender 310 458-8922
Inspired by the green architecture of the new Main Library and community interest in sustainable issues, this four-part series concludes with a look at sustainable living and how to determine your ecological footprint. Local experts will discuss ways in which you can impact the earth positively.
Colette Brooks - Chief Imagination Officer, Big Imagination Group
Anna Cummins - Founder,
Shannon Clements Parry - Sustainable City Coordinator, City of Santa Monica
Barent Roth - Principal, grow-design Sustainable to Restorative Solutions

Sustainable LA
Permaculture Certificate Course for Students, Homeowners & Design Professionals
Introduction to Permaculture and Natural Pattern Understanding. The first two weekend sessions will cover an in-depth introduction to Permaculture Design & Ethics of Earth Care with a special presentation on reading the patterns of the landscape. New Ecology, Geometry of Nature and BioMimicry provides a simple foundation for
understanding Indicators of Sustainability and other patterns of the natural world.
Sunday, October 15, 2006
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Additional courses covering:
Biomimicry Design
Simple Living
For More Information or to RSVP for any of the Courses or Events, Please Contact:

The Sustainable Organization Series
The Marshall School of Business and the USC Center for Sustainable Cities have teamed up to provide The Sustainable Organization Series. These programs are designed to help companies understand how to build sustainable organizations, address systemic issues, align greening efforts with business strategies, and improve your bottom line. Sign up today for one program or all four in The Sustainable Organization Series starting October.
I. Building a Sustainable Organization
Learn strategies to take your organization to the next level of sustainability. This program will help you define a sustainability vision, understand the latest sustainability approaches, evaluate green-value networks, metrics and more.
II. Sustainability Strategies for Investors and Firms
Pressure to become more environmentally and socially responsible is becoming more financially relevant to firms and investors. In this program learn how to tackle these issues head-on for larger profits, happier employees, reduced costs and more.
III. Greening the Supply Network
Ever expanding global supply networks coupled with climate change present significant sustainability challenges. This challenge demands radical innovation in the reduction of materials and energy used throughout the product lifecycle and value chain. This program will help you to align greening efforts with business strategies when supply chains are global.
IV. Greening Buildings, Facilities and Infrastructure
Green building strategies require a marriage of environmentally sound and high performance design to create facilities that give increased productivity, sales, and highly efficient life-cycle cost performance. In this program you will learn about the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) system, how to change existing facilities to boost productivity and lower costs, and more.
To register for The Sustainable Organization Series, visit:

For more information about the USC Center for Sustainable Cities visit:

Santa Monica Green Business Certification Program
Many businesses have taken steps to incorporate sustainable practices into their operations and have improved their performance, but until now, customers had no way of recognizing which businesses were going "green". The City of Santa Monica, Convention and Visitors Bureau, Chamber of Commerce and Sustainable Works have joined together to certify and recognize green business in our community.
Wednesday October 25th 8:30am
The Library Alehouse
2911 Main Street, Santa Monica 90405
Please RSVP to by Monday October 23, 2006.

A "Cleaning Festival" hosted by Ed Begley, Jr.
Learn about "green" dry cleaners, car washes, house cleaners, carpet cleaners, household and office cleaning advice and much more. Free To Attend.
LivinGreen 1000 Culver Blvd, Culver City
Saturday, October 14, 2006
11:00 AM to 4:00 PM

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